NewsEnhancing Leadership in Pacific through Dynamic Organisational in-depth Conference

November 1, 2023by Mitieli Baleiwai

Netball Australia organised a four days intensive leadership workshop in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Official Development Assistance Program (ODA)

The event brought together key representatives from across the Pacific region, including Netball Samoa, Netball Papua New Guinea, Tonga Netball Association, and Netball Fiji.

Pacific representatives, including board members, CEOs, and staff specialising in areas of sport development, marketing and communications, high performance, and administration and finance were in attendance.

The objective of the workshop was to empower and inspire the attendees to become more formidable leaders within their respective organisations and communities.

The sessions were structured to dive into various aspects of leadership, governance, and administration, with a particular emphasis on problem-solving at the local level with locally tailored solutions. Fostering a healthy team culture was another focal point, with a spotlight on providing the tools necessary to enhance the efficiency of team dynamics and team environments.

This is the second ODA leadership workshop hosted by Netball Australia this year which has continued to facilitate the collaboration among Pacific nations Netball family.

This collaborative approach aimed to bring together efforts across the region, with a view toward promoting the growth of netball in the Pacific.

The enlightening sessions not only generated dialogue but also revealed a lot of opportunities with the potential to ignite the growth of netball within the Pacific, renowned for its passion for sports.

Netball Australia’s leadership workshop, supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s ODA, unites key stakeholders in a common mission to develop leadership skills, governance practices, and the overall health of netball communities across the Pacific.

The ripple effects of this initiative are sure to be felt for years to come, as these dynamic leaders aim to bring forth positive change and growth in the sport they are so passionate about.



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